research spending NYC to Fund Coronavirus Surveillance Sequencing as Congress Proposes $2B for Nationwide Program Companion bills to be introduced in the House and Senate on Thursday would task the CDC with identifying and tracking emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. Spanish Government Allocates €25M for Precision and Genomic Medicine, Data Science Premium The project will result in the creation of a national cohort for research, as well as an integrated clinical and genomic data infrastructure at the national level. Lexogen Nabs Austrian Funding for RNA-Seq Coronavirus Test Lexogen did not disclose the funding amount, but said it was one of €16 million ($17.4 million) in awards from the Austria Research Promotion Agency. UK Government Invests $28M in FIND to Support SARS-CoV-2 Test Development FIND will use the funding to support the development of rapid tests, especially in low- and middle-income countries. UK Biobank to Make Whole-Genome Sequencing Data on 500K-Sample Repository Publicly Available Premium The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month. Dec 21, 2018 Estonia to Invest €2.3M to Genotype 50K More People in 2019 Nov 29, 2018 Danish Personalized Medicine Initiative Supported by New National Genome Center Premium Dec 21, 2017 Estonia Invests €5M to Genotype 100K People in 2018 as Part of Personalized Medicine Project Oct 19, 2017 At ASHG, Bill Gates and Francis Collins Discuss Global Health and Genetics in the Computational Age Jul 31, 2017 Multiple Myeloma Foundation Commits $5M to Precision Medicine Oct 14, 2016 As Research Budgets Contract, NIH Seeks Metrics to Assess the Value of Biomedical Data Repositories Premium Jul 30, 2012 Funding Optimism Grows Among Genomics Researchers, Mizuho Survey Finds Jul 11, 2012 Despite Better Q2 Trends, Tight-fisted Spending Expected for Remainder of 2012, Goldman Sachs Survey Says Apr 24, 2012 Survey Finds Mixed Funding Outlook Among Genomics Researchers Jan 18, 2012 Funding Worries Ease Somewhat Among Genomics Researchers, Survey Finds Breaking News Harbinger Health Raises $140 Million in Series B Financing BioMérieux's BioFire Defense Secures $18.8M US DoD Contract for Infectious Disease Testing Biora Therapeutics Settles Claims of Misleading Genetic Testing Advertisements Genetic Overlap Between Schizophrenia, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Uncovered by GWAS Analysis Evvy Closes $14M Series A for Vaginal Microbiome Testing, Launches Add-on STI Screen The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.